11/14/2001 12:00AM

Maria's Mon colt goes for $152k


LEXINGTON, Ky. - A $152,000 weanling by Maria's Mon was the session-leader as of 5 p.m. Wednesday at Keeneland's 11-day November breeding stock sale.

JEC Equine purchased the weanling colt, a half-brother to the winning Marquetry filly Never Neverland, from Millennium Farms (William and Michele Hardin). Millennium acted as agent for Tim and Chris Russell.

Also selling Wednesday was a $150,000 mare, Affirmed Lane, that Joss Collins's Blandford Bloodstock bought from John Williams, agent. Affirmed Lane, sold in foal to Storm Creek, is a daughter of Affirmed and the graded stakes-winner Festivity (Spectacular Bid). Four-year-old Affirmed Lane is a full sister to graded stakes-winner Lady Affirmed.

On Tuesday, the auction's ninth session, a $120,000 Comic Strip filly out of Delta Slew (Seattle Slew) was the high price of the day. Tom Van Meter purchased the weanling filly, a half-sister to stakes-winner Meadow Pipit and stakes-placed Coup Fizzles, from Robert Courtney's Crestfield Farm, agent.

The Tuesday session sold 271 lots for total revenue of $3,618,200. The day's average price was $13,351, and median was $9,000. Through the ninth session, the auction had sold 2,050 lots for combined revenue of $175,942,200; the nine-day average was $85,825, and median was $30,000.

The sale was slated to continue through Thursday.